Ohio Medical Marijuana Sales Figures 1/16-1/27, 2019

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OHIO: The Ohio Medical Marijuana Control Program reports that the sale of legal medical cannabis has generated more than $330K to date. The following are program sales totals from 1/16/2019 to 1/27/2019: Total sales: $333,592 Total volume of product sold: 46 pounds Starting next week, the Ohio Medical Marijuana Control Program will begin providing weekly sales Read the full article…

Washington DOH And WSLCB Change Heavy Metal Testing Requirements

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WASHINGTON: The Washington State Department of Health (DOH) and Washington State Liquor and Cannabis Board (WSLCB) are reaching out to industry leaders to notify you of temporary changes to heavy metal testing requirements. Products compliant with DOH rules are required to be tested for heavy metals and prohibited pesticides to promote patient safety under chapter 246-70 WAC. Read the full article…

Oklahoma City School Board Approves On-Campus Medical Cannabis Use

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OKLAHOMA: Members of the school board for Oklahoma City, Oklahoma (population: 644,000) unanimously voted last week in favor of new policy guidelines permitting caregivers to administer certain medical cannabis products to qualified patients while they are on school grounds. Voters last June approved a sweeping statewide initiative legalizing and regulating the use and dispensing of medical cannabis to patients who Read the full article…

California: Regulators Finalize Rules Permitting Cannabis Home Deliveries

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CALIFORNIA: State regulators gave final approval last week to regulations governing the commercial sale of cannabis, including rulespermitting its home delivery. Under the plan, licensed businesses will be able to home deliver cannabis to adults — including those who reside in localities that have otherwise prohibited retail cannabis sales. An estimated 390 of the states 482 cities do not currently authorize Read the full article…

US Virgin Islands Enacts Medical Cannabis Access Law

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USVI: Democratic Gov. Albert Bryan Jr. signed legislation into law last week establishing a regulated medical cannabis market in the US Virgin Islands. The Medical Cannabis Patient Care Act permits qualified patients to possess and access cannabis and cannabis-infused products from licensed dispensaries. Specified patients will also be permitted to cultivate their own marijuana. Under the law, regulators must finalize Read the full article…

Miller Barondess Files Suit On Behalf Of FGPQ Against PayQwick And Its Executive Officers For Fraud

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CALIFORNIA: The lawsuit, filed in Los Angeles County Superior Court, alleges that Defendants PayQwick and its executive team, consisting of CEO Keith Marks, President Kenneth Berke and CFO Albert Acevedo, defrauded Plaintiff FGPQ LLC. Per the Complaint, PayQwick provides financial services to cash-based cannabis related businesses. PayQwick, through Keith Marks and Kenneth Berke, sought investment into Read the full article…

Nominee For US Attorney General Will Not Take Action Against State-Sanctioned Marijuana Industry

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DISTRICT OF COLUMBIA: The Trump administration’s nominee for US Attorney General, William Barr, during Senate testimony on Tuesday affirmed that he would not use the power of the Justice Department to target marijuana-related activity in jurisdictions where the plant is legally regulated. In response to a question posed by Democratic Sen. Cory Booker of New Jersey, Barr said, Read the full article…

OLCC Commissioners Approve Stipulated Settlements For Recreational Marijuana Violations

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OREGON: At its monthly meeting January 17, 2019 meeting the Commissioners of the Oregon Liquor Control Commission approved the following fines and/or marijuana license suspensions or license surrenders based on stipulated settlements: Odin Distillations* will pay a fine of $2,310 or serve a 14-day recreational marijuana processor license suspension for two violations. Licensee is Odin Distillations, LLC; Odin Enterprises, LLC, Managing Member; Galt Industries, Read the full article…

Governor Cuomo Announces Plan For Marijuana Legalization, Calls For Automatic Record Sealing And Economic Justice

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Statement from DPA’s Kassandra Frederique: New York Can Atone For Mass Criminalization By Passing Most Progressive Legalization Bill in U.S. NEW YORK: Governor Cuomo called for effectively ending marijuana prohibition in New York State and creating a system to tax and regulate marijuana in a manner similar to alcohol for adults over the age of Read the full article…

Blumenauer Announces Co-Chairs of Congressional Cannabis Caucus For 116th Congress

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DISTRICT OF COLUMBIA: Representative Earl Blumenauer (OR-03), a leading advocate for cannabis policy reform and founder and co-chair of the Congressional Cannabis Caucus, today announced the launch of the Caucus for the 116th Congress. The Caucus leadership team includes Representative Barbara Lee (D-CA), who will become the first woman of color to Co-Chair the Caucus; Representative Dave Read the full article…